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Title: Music CD for Reitaisai 13: 「燕石博物誌 ~ Dr.Latency's Freak Report.」
Post by: cuc on April 13, 2016, 07:28:38 am
http://kourindou.exblog.jp/24299864/

ZUN has updated his blog about releasing a new music CD for Reitaisai 13, titled 「燕石博物誌 ~ Dr.Latency's Freak Report.」

The main title, Enseki Hakubutsushi, can be translated as "Natural History of Swallow Stone". See below (https://www.shrinemaiden.org/forum/index.php/topic,19472.msg1247580.html#msg1247580) for further explanation.

Tracklist:
  1.他愛も無い二人の博物誌
  2.凍り付いた永遠の都
  3.Dr.レイテンシーの眠れなくなる瞳
  4.九月のパンプキン
  5.須臾はプランクを超えて
  6.シュレディンガーの化猫
  7.空中に沈む輝針城
  8.禁忌の膜壁
  9.故郷の星が映る海
 10.ピュアヒューリーズ ~ 心の在処
 11.永遠の三日天下

Early translation:
1. Natural History of the Childlike Pair (new)
2. The Frozen Eternal Capital
3, Dr. Latency's Sleepless Eyes (new)
4. September Pumpkin
5. Beyond Planck in an Instant (new)
6. Schrödinger's Bake-neko (new)
7. Castle of Shining Needle Sinking into the Sky
8. Membrane Wall of Taboo (new)
9. The Sea Where the Home Planet is Reflected
10. Pure Furies ~ Whereabouts of the Heart
11. Eternal Three-day Reign
Title: Re: Music CD for Reitaisai 13: 「燕石博物誌 ~ Dr.Latency's Freak Report.」
Post by: cuc on April 13, 2016, 08:06:14 am
Blog translation:

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Update on New Album for Reitaisai (http://kourindou.exblog.jp/24299864/)

We haven't met for some time. This is ZUN.

This year's Hakurei Shrine Regular Grand Festival (http://reitaisai.com/rts13/) will be held on May 8 at the end of the Golden Week.
Well, how should I say it, I have been gladly looking forward to all sorts of events.

Anyway, our circle will again attend Reitaisai.
This year, I have made a music CD, something I haven't done in a long while.

The 8th CD album presented by Shanghai Alice Fantasy Ensemble.
Titled:
"Natural History of Swallow Stone ~ Dr. Latency's Freak Report."
The tracklist:
1. Natural History of the Childlike Pair
2. The Frozen Eternal Capital
3, Dr. Latency's Sleepless Eyes
4. September Pumpkin
5. Beyond Planck for an Instant
6. Schrödinger's Bake-neko
7. Castle of Shining Needle Sinking into the Sky
8. Membrane Wall of Taboo
9. The Sea Where the Home Planet is Reflected
10. Pure Furies ~ Whereabouts of the Heart
11. Eternal Three-day Reign

The price will be 500 yen at conventions.

Fourteen years have passed since making my first music CD (seriously?).
As the times change, CDs have disappeared completely from shop counters.

So, if you are interested in the CD, a medium minutes away from passing into fantasy, please definitely check it out.
(Hmm, some people probably don't even have the device to play it.)

Wait, one more thing.
I will appear in a Nico stream (http://live.nicovideo.jp/watch/lv257990875) on the 15th, for news on my Chokaigi beer.
Title: Re: Music CD for Reitaisai 13: 「燕石博物誌 ~ Dr.Latency's Freak Report.」
Post by: Uruwi on April 13, 2016, 09:36:28 am
Wow, I'm excited. ZUN is starting again.

Unfortunately my laptop doesn't have a CD drive.

And Chokaigi beer? I wonder...
Title: Re: Music CD for Reitaisai 13: 「燕石博物誌 ~ Dr.Latency's Freak Report.」
Post by: Kilgamayan on April 13, 2016, 10:20:11 am
Something seems off about that Renko and Marble.
Title: Re: Music CD for Reitaisai 13: 「燕石博物誌 ~ Dr.Latency's Freak Report.」
Post by: cuc on April 13, 2016, 10:20:50 am
OK, let's go over the CD title, because if you are not familiar with the quark proton model (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quark) on the cover, you can look it up yourself.

Dr. Latency:
Yeah, it seems Renko has got a new nickname. In adition to referring to her tardiness, "Dr. Latency" might be a pun on Freud's concept of latency stage (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latency_stage).

博物誌 hakubutsushi:
Literally meaning "Records of Diverse Matters", this was originally the title of one of China's first collections of supernatural and mythological stories "Bowuzhi" (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bowuzhi) from ca. 290 CE by the minister Zhang Hua.

During the introduction of modern Western culture into Japan (and eventually China), 博物学 hakubutsugaku "the science of diverse matters" eventually became the translation for the Western concept of "natural history", with natural history treatises being referred to as 博物誌 — up to Pliny's "Natural History", the book that gave the discipline its name.

(BTW, the much more commonly used word 博物館 hakubutsukan means "museum".)

燕石 enseki:
1. In Chinese classics, 燕山 Yan Mountain is said to produce stones that appear similar to jade. Thus 燕石 "stones of Yan" refer to worthless things, particularly when ignorant fools mistake them for real jade, not unlike the Western term "fool's gold", or as humble language for intellectuals, referring to oneself as untalented and unimportant.

However, ZUN has always shown an appreciation for things that are strange, clumsy, outdated, and useless — this is in the basic premise of Gensokyo, after all. It is conceivable for him to use the term to mean the reverse, that this "Natural History of the Childlike Pair" is something to be treasured despite its lack of material worth.

2. More immediately pertinent, one of Japan's greatest natural historians Minakata Kumagusu (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minakata_Kumagusu) had published (http://www.kumagaya-bunkazai.jp/museum/dokusyo/koramu/enseki/enseki.htm) a paper titled Ensekiko "The Origin of the Swallow-Stone Myth, which is a comparative study of folklore about stones found in swallow nests, common from the West to China, including of course, the Kaguya-hime story.

The "instant" in Track 5 "Beyond Planck in an Instant" uses the same word 須臾 shuyu as Kaguya's ability, a literary term for a short instant (originally a transliteration of the Sanskrit word muhurta).
Title: Re: Music CD for Reitaisai 13: 「燕石博物誌 ~ Dr.Latency's Freak Report.」
Post by: Quwanti on April 13, 2016, 10:54:01 am
I was hoping ZUN would release a new Hifuu CD. It's been nearly 4 years after all.
Title: Re: Music CD for Reitaisai 13: 「燕石博物誌 ~ Dr.Latency's Freak Report.」
Post by: Plubio on April 13, 2016, 11:24:55 am
As expected from a year with no new games.
This is cool, I really like ZUN's CDs.
Title: Re: Music CD for Reitaisai 13: 「燕石博物誌 ~ Dr.Latency's Freak Report.」
Post by: Critz on April 13, 2016, 11:55:18 am
On a scale from ⑨% to 100%, how likely is that we might get a hint about the relation of Renko and Sumireko in the new CD backstory? Or Yukari and Maribel, for that matter?
Title: Re: Music CD for Reitaisai 13: 「燕石博物誌 ~ Dr.Latency's Freak Report.」
Post by: hungrybookworm on April 13, 2016, 12:10:35 pm
My money's on another easy going hifuu story about Merry and Renko talking about stuff. Though who knows, it might be another Trojan Green Asteroid!

I can't wait for this. Gonna try and buy this at Reitaisai, if I can...!
Title: Re: Music CD for Reitaisai 13: 「燕石博物誌 ~ Dr.Latency's Freak Report.」
Post by: Suspicious person on April 13, 2016, 12:41:10 pm
More Hifuu content is always good news for me. I am looking forward for this  :)
It's also pretty cool to see that there are gonna be some arranges from DDC and ISC too (these are LONG overdue), although the new tracks are what's this is gonna be about.

Also, "Dr.Latency's Freak Report" is like the weirdest title ever in Touhou, I can't help but wonder what the hell did ZUN drink to come up with that  :X
Title: Re: Music CD for Reitaisai 13: 「燕石博物誌 ~ Dr.Latency's Freak Report.」
Post by: TresserT on April 13, 2016, 12:46:17 pm
AAAAAAHHHHHHH HYPE!

I'm surprised though... most of the arranged/remixed tracks are already pretty much perfect imo. I wonder if he can make Pure Furies even better than it already is...
Title: Re: Music CD for Reitaisai 13: 「燕石博物誌 ~ Dr.Latency's Freak Report.」
Post by: Drake on April 13, 2016, 01:07:36 pm
This is the best timeline.
Title: Re: Music CD for Reitaisai 13: 「燕石博物誌 ~ Dr.Latency's Freak Report.」
Post by: MetalStudios on April 13, 2016, 01:44:43 pm
It's really strange to me to see them drawn in Zun's new art style XD
I've always liked the CD's so I'm excited for this one
My laptop even actually has a disk drive to burn play it
I'll probably throw it in my car too, depends if I like all the new songs
Title: Re: Music CD for Reitaisai 13: 「燕石博物誌 ~ Dr.Latency's Freak Report.」
Post by: Tengukami on April 13, 2016, 01:53:04 pm
Great stuff!

This also isn't the first time ZUN has talked about CDs being on their way out. I wonder what media he has planned for his projects when the sun finally sets on CDs.
Title: Re: Music CD for Reitaisai 13: 「燕石博物誌 ~ Dr.Latency's Freak Report.」
Post by: snowflake247 on April 13, 2016, 02:09:26 pm
I can't be the only one who thinks "Dr. Latency" sounds like it could be the name of some kind of retro comic book villain.
Title: Re: Music CD for Reitaisai 13: 「燕石博物誌 ~ Dr.Latency's Freak Report.」
Post by: Fulisha of Light on April 13, 2016, 02:30:14 pm
(http://pds.exblog.jp/pds/1/201604/13/42/e0088742_15575164.png)

That's quite a pair of yaoi hands Renko has there.
Title: Re: Music CD for Reitaisai 13: 「燕石博物誌 ~ Dr.Latency's Freak Report.」
Post by: Leon゠Helsing on April 13, 2016, 02:45:43 pm
ZUN art strikes again. :V
Title: Re: Music CD for Reitaisai 13: 「燕石博物誌 ~ Dr.Latency's Freak Report.」
Post by: Spotty Len on April 13, 2016, 03:56:25 pm
While I am exicted to hear all the new songs, I am certainly waiting for that Pure Furies arrange.
Title: Re: Music CD for Reitaisai 13: 「燕石博物誌 ~ Dr.Latency's Freak Report.」
Post by: CyberAngel on April 13, 2016, 04:08:33 pm
I suppose the story will include Renko finally getting her quantum super unified physics degree.
Title: Re: Music CD for Reitaisai 13: 「燕石博物誌 ~ Dr.Latency's Freak Report.」
Post by: game2011 on April 13, 2016, 04:12:24 pm
While I am exicted to hear all the new songs, I am certainly waiting for that Pure Furies arrange.
The last time I checked, not all old music get arranged.
Title: Re: Music CD for Reitaisai 13: 「燕石博物誌 ~ Dr.Latency's Freak Report.」
Post by: CenturyEgg on April 13, 2016, 04:19:32 pm
Argh, I would really want to queue for this but I need to get into costume... maybe I should go for Zun's booth first, cause I am sure by the time I change he would have sold out
Title: Re: Music CD for Reitaisai 13: 「燕石博物誌 ~ Dr.Latency's Freak Report.」
Post by: Maple on April 13, 2016, 06:12:17 pm
(http://pds.exblog.jp/pds/1/201604/13/42/e0088742_15575164.png)

That's quite a pair of yaoi hands Renko has there.
When i saw that image, i focused more on the positioning of Renko's hat in relation with her head. Maybe the hat got smaller. Like, you'd need some duct tape to keep it without it falling off.
Title: Re: Music CD for Reitaisai 13: 「燕石博物誌 ~ Dr.Latency's Freak Report.」
Post by: Validon98 on April 13, 2016, 08:02:43 pm
When i saw that image, i focused more on the positioning of Renko's hat in relation with her head. Maybe the hat got smaller. Like, you'd need some duct tape to keep it without it falling off.

It looks like it just fell partially off her head and she's just grinning and bearing it but she really needs to fix it or something.

Still, this is a rather interesting name for a music CD... or anything.
Title: Re: Music CD for Reitaisai 13: 「燕石博物誌 ~ Dr.Latency's Freak Report.」
Post by: Prime32 on April 13, 2016, 08:31:44 pm
It looks like it just fell partially off her head and she's just grinning and bearing it but she really needs to fix it or something.
Clearly she's wearing it that way because she thinks it looks cool, and Maribel hasn't said anything but is giving her a :-J face.
Title: Re: Music CD for Reitaisai 13: 「燕石博物誌 ~ Dr.Latency's Freak Report.」
Post by: HalfGrand on April 14, 2016, 04:13:53 pm
Yes! I knew ZUN would make a music CD while he was on his game making break. I'm definitely going to look forward to this.

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Yeah, it seems Renko has got a new nickname. In adition to referring to her tardiness, "Dr. Latency" might be a pun on Freud's concept of latency stage.

Oh no! ZUN is going to start incorporating Freudian stuff into Touhou? This will not end well  :ohdear:

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Something seems off about that Renko and Marble.

When I first looked over the cover and onto Maribel I first thought "OMG, what is that sticking up in her dress!?!?". Looking at it further I realized it was just her knee sticking up in her dress...heh. With her hands on the "bulge" in that picture I certainly made a double take.

Is this perhaps ZUN making another subtle reference to Freudian teachings on the cover along with Dr Latency? If so, well played ZUN... well played.

Despite that, I'm still digging the ZUN art. hataters gonna hatate.  :V 
Title: Re: Music CD for Reitaisai 13: 「燕石博物誌 ~ Dr.Latency's Freak Report.」
Post by: CyberAngel on April 14, 2016, 04:33:43 pm
Oh no! ZUN is going to start incorporating Freudian stuff into Touhou? This will not end well  :ohdear:

Koishi called and told me to say "Hi!" to you.

RIGHT BEHIND YOU
Title: Re: Music CD for Reitaisai 13: 「燕石博物誌 ~ Dr.Latency's Freak Report.」
Post by: Hope ♦ Metal on April 14, 2016, 05:31:12 pm
Oh no! ZUN is going to start incorporating Freudian stuff into Touhou? This will not end well  :ohdear:
That would explain Marisa's kleptomania. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychology_of_collecting#Psychologists_perspectives)
Title: Re: Music CD for Reitaisai 13: 「燕石博物誌 ~ Dr.Latency's Freak Report.」
Post by: Tengukami on April 14, 2016, 07:42:55 pm
Yeah, SA was a whole lotta Freud and some Jung. One of my favorite things about that game.
Title: Re: Music CD for Reitaisai 13: 「燕石博物誌 ~ Dr.Latency's Freak Report.」
Post by: Chirumiru-chan on April 14, 2016, 08:14:10 pm
More Renko and Maribel? I can't believe it. I wonder what the story will be about. Is Maribel cured of delirium?
Title: Re: Music CD for Reitaisai 13: 「燕石博物誌 ~ Dr.Latency's Freak Report.」
Post by: Tiamat on April 15, 2016, 05:27:58 am
More Renko and Maribel? I can't believe it. I wonder what the story will be about. Is Maribel cured of delirium?

Maribel's delirium is only just beginning!

(....like, really.  Look at her face!)

(if you were actually serious, she was released from the sanctum at the beginning of the last CD, anyways.  Any psychologist put in charge of her probably just gave up or something, I imagine)

On a scale from ⑨% to 100%, how likely is that we might get a hint about the relation of Renko and Sumireko in the new CD backstory? Or Yukari and Maribel, for that matter?

Well, the title of the CD is about Renko, but the songs would imply there's more stuff about the moon, maybe.

I'm not really sure what further hints ZUN could give about either though.  The day he explicitly shows Maribel's relationship to Yukari in one of the Hifuu CDs would likely be the finale to the Hifuu club activities.  Only thing left for him to do would be to find some hints or ties that the two possibly did the same thing like ZUN did in Magical Astronomy, but that would require a lot of set up.  As for Sumireko, I'm not sure if there'd be any time in the story where Renko could just blurt out about her ancestors (if that's what Sumireko is) without it seeming pointless to the current story at hand, at least beyond reiterating what we already know (that Sumireko was the first president of the Sealing Club).  I mean, I guess he could have Renko mention offhand that the club was founded by her great grandmother or whatever, although it'd be up to ZUN's whims whether or not to bother with that :P
Title: Re: Music CD for Reitaisai 13: 「燕石博物誌 ~ Dr.Latency's Freak Report.」
Post by: HalfGrand on April 15, 2016, 11:53:35 am
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Koishi called and told me to say "Hi!" to you.

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Yeah, SA was a whole lotta Freud and some Jung. One of my favorite things about that game.

I-I haven't beaten Koishi yet on Extra stage to get to the Freudian content. >.<''
Title: Re: Music CD for Reitaisai 13: 「燕石博物誌 ~ Dr.Latency's Freak Report.」
Post by: Nyxnyx on April 15, 2016, 01:46:57 pm
Renko could just blurt out about her ancestors (if that's what Sumireko is)

This means Sumireko gets herself a husband. Such romance.
Title: Re: Music CD for Reitaisai 13: 「燕石博物誌 ~ Dr.Latency's Freak Report.」
Post by: cuc on April 15, 2016, 03:22:45 pm
NicoNico just streamed a tasting party of this year's ZUN beer (to be sold at April 29's NicoNico Chōkaigi), with members of A-One, Buta-Otome, COOL&CREATE and other usual suspects like Hojo, Tasofro and Okonogi as guests.

(http://ww3.sinaimg.cn/mw690/be8f9ff3gw1f2pl50ok2fj206c0710tb.jpg)
ZUN's beer is a barley wine with a "100% Made in Japan" theme, using hops produced in his home Nagano Prefecture. He said barley is grown in 畑 hata (dry farmland, as opposed to rice paddy), so he named it 「超畑のビール」 Chō Hata no Beer (Super Farmland Beer).

(http://ww4.sinaimg.cn/mw690/be8f9ff3gw1f2xqwopaw2j20k00b30tf.jpg)(http://ww2.sinaimg.cn/mw690/be8f9ff3gw1f2xqtl0tg7j20k00b874q.jpg)

ZUN also said he "will not be in Japan on July 3". As he mentioned he's "looking forward to all sorts of events" in this blog update, this seems a good reason for leaving Japan.

Could he visit America again for Anime Expo (Jul 1-4), or Anime Midwest (Jul 8-10)? Could it be Japan Expo (Jul 6-10) at Paris, an event that's definitely very interested in Japanese subculture stars like him? There's also Seoul's SICAF 2016 (Jul 6-10).

Ah but don't get your hopes too high, he might be doing something totally unrelated to anime subculture too lol.
Title: Re: Music CD for Reitaisai 13: 「燕石博物誌 ~ Dr.Latency's Freak Report.」
Post by: Tengukami on April 15, 2016, 05:57:07 pm
That sounds like an interesting beer. I wonder how Japanese hops compare to the European variety, in terms of taste.
Title: Re: Music CD for Reitaisai 13: 「燕石博物誌 ~ Dr.Latency's Freak Report.」
Post by: Drayen on April 16, 2016, 05:33:38 am
Guess this means no demo at reitaisai? Oh well!
Title: Re: Music CD for Reitaisai 13: 「燕石博物誌 ~ Dr.Latency's Freak Report.」
Post by: Chirumiru-chan on April 16, 2016, 02:33:32 pm
Guess this means no demo at reitaisai? Oh well!
Maybe Comiket?
Title: Re: Music CD for Reitaisai 13: 「燕石博物誌 ~ Dr.Latency's Freak Report.」
Post by: Plubio on April 16, 2016, 08:01:46 pm
Maybe Comiket?

Unlikely.
If something, maybe he will release another CD, as he did on 2006 and 2012.
Title: Re: Music CD for Reitaisai 13: 「燕石博物誌 ~ Dr.Latency's Freak Report.」
Post by: HalfGrand on April 17, 2016, 01:42:18 pm
Oh man, that picture with ZUN surrounded by Youmu, Hong, Sakuya and Satori.

 :smug: ... Like a boss...

Who/what is the girl on the top left suppose to be though?
Title: Re: Music CD for Reitaisai 13: 「燕石博物誌 ~ Dr.Latency's Freak Report.」
Post by: SuperVehicle-001 on April 17, 2016, 04:51:26 pm
Who/what is the girl on the top left suppose to be though?

Aya, I think.
Title: Re: Music CD for Reitaisai 13: 「燕石博物誌 ~ Dr.Latency's Freak Report.」
Post by: Quwanti on April 17, 2016, 05:15:32 pm
Oh man, that picture with ZUN surrounded by Youmu, Hong, Sakuya and Satori.

 :smug: ... Like a boss...

Who/what is the girl on the top left suppose to be though?
That's Amane from COOL&CREATE.
Title: Re: Music CD for Reitaisai 13: 「燕石博物誌 ~ Dr.Latency's Freak Report.」
Post by: not ZUNs wife on April 19, 2016, 06:30:18 pm
Best possible news. I figured it would be too soon for a new game, and it's been a while since the last music CD.

As a physicist, I'm also curious about ZUN's approach to quantum mechanics 'n' shit.
Title: Re: Music CD for Reitaisai 13: 「燕石博物誌 ~ Dr.Latency's Freak Report.」
Post by: cuc on April 20, 2016, 03:54:43 am
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ZUN: (https://twitter.com/korindo/status/722603924536954882) I let my son listen to the finished CD. Since he's waving his arms to the music, I guess my work is really done.

ZUN: (https://twitter.com/korindo/status/722624096501039105) Natural History of Swallow Stone, master disc complete.
Title: Re: Music CD for Reitaisai 13: 「燕石博物誌 ~ Dr.Latency's Freak Report.」
Post by: HalfGrand on April 20, 2016, 01:40:58 pm
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I let my son listen to the finished CD. Since he's waving his arms to the music, I guess my work is really done.

That's the way ZUN, indoctrinate him while he is still young.  :V
Title: Re: Music CD for Reitaisai 13: 「燕石博物誌 ~ Dr.Latency's Freak Report.」
Post by: Plubio on April 21, 2016, 12:31:26 pm
EDIT: thread here (https://www.shrinemaiden.org/forum/index.php/topic,19490.msg1250624.html#msg1250624).

U-oh.
As this seems to be the new "Touhou & ZUN status" topic, looks like Forbidden's tankobon 6 is being released at 12/10. Seems like the special edition comes with an art book from Moe and a little CD by ZUN (think about fairy's manga CDs).

Info coming fro Toho Memory (http://blog.livedoor.jp/tohomemory/archives/47392143.html).
Title: Re: Music CD for Reitaisai 13: 「燕石博物誌 ~ Dr.Latency's Freak Report.」
Post by: MinakoHouraisan on April 23, 2016, 07:01:19 pm
I'm very glad the DDC Stage 5 theme is on here- it's my favourite stage theme.
Title: Re: Music CD for Reitaisai 13: 「燕石博物誌 ~ Dr.Latency's Freak Report.」
Post by: Drake on April 26, 2016, 02:29:59 am
https://twitter.com/supponhousou/status/724433256876138496
http://live.nicovideo.jp/watch/lv260439658

ZUN to show up at the Carefree 9129 Big Ensemble show (how am I supposed to translate 気ままに9129大合奏) on Suppon Broadcasting again today at 22:00 JST; the last being in March. Shuzo and hellnian from Sekkenya will also be present.

Suppon Broadcasting will be selling a CD at Reitaisai that is made up of fan-submitted arranges made using Daigasso! Band Brothers P on the 3DS. They might get ZUN to write a tune using it as well, today.
EDIT: According to a Toho Memory post, last time ZUN played Necrofantasia on it. If it's anything like that this time, it's probably worth watching.
Title: Re: Music CD for Reitaisai 13: 「燕石博物誌 ~ Dr.Latency's Freak Report.」
Post by: Romantique Tp on April 26, 2016, 01:03:22 pm
It's live.
Title: Re: Music CD for Reitaisai 13: 「燕石博物誌 ~ Dr.Latency's Freak Report.」
Post by: Maple on April 26, 2016, 01:30:49 pm
Is that supposed to be some Mugetsu cosplay or just a generic maid?
Title: Re: Music CD for Reitaisai 13: 「燕石博物誌 ~ Dr.Latency's Freak Report.」
Post by: Romantique Tp on April 26, 2016, 01:54:38 pm
In what game does Mugetsu have Sakuya silver hair, Sakuya twin braids and PCB Sakuya scarf?
Title: Re: Music CD for Reitaisai 13: 「燕石博物誌 ~ Dr.Latency's Freak Report.」
Post by: Maple on April 26, 2016, 03:19:50 pm
silver hair
u wot m8?
I could have sworn that was blonde hair.
Title: Re: Music CD for Reitaisai 13: 「燕石博物誌 ~ Dr.Latency's Freak Report.」
Post by: cuc on April 26, 2016, 03:41:10 pm
Show's over. Most relevant info from today's stream:
(http://ww4.sinaimg.cn/mw690/be8f9ff3gw1f3ah2e1giuj20hq09wmxx.jpg)

- For people who do not plan to visit Reitaisai 13, DLFR will be available in stores by late May. The preorders start today.
- ZUN: The existing songs in DLFR "are not arrangements, they are complete editions."
- ZUN on the CD booklet: "I can't win against downloadable music if I don't put in some enigmatic writing."

You can safely ignore the rest of the post if you are short on time, because they are mostly about explaining the background of the stream.


The show is also about revealing the cover of the 東方鼈曲集 Touhou Softshell Music Collection album:
(http://ww1.sinaimg.cn/mw690/be8f9ff3gw1f3ah29yh9nj20bl0aat9h.jpg)

What's this softshell deal? First of all, Nintendo has this Daigasso! Band Brothers a.k.a. Jam with the Band (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jam_with_the_Band) franchise of handheld music games, the latest version being Daigasso! Band Brothers P for 3DS. They have robust support for users to make and upload their own playable songs to the server.

Now the franchise has quite a few mascot characters, and the mascot of their official online radio is a suppon, a softshell turtle (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_softshell_turtle).

Last December, ZUN had officially given Nintendo a license, allowing Band Brothers players to upload music based on all Team Shanghai Alice albums, i.e. the PC-98 Touhou OST, and ZUN's music collections. They followed it up with a Shanghai Alice Remix Contest for players, with ZUN as a special judge. The winners were announced in the previous broadcast ZUN attended; their compositions will be collected in a CD sold at Reitaisai, marking Nintendo's first ever appearance at Reitaisai.
(http://ww1.sinaimg.cn/mw690/be8f9ff3gw1f2ipl2ff4tj208c08cgmv.jpg)

For old-time fans, this contest is fascinating, because ZUN had only given praise to other people's Touhou arrangements publically at his website, back when he was an unknown amateur, and anyone who made Touhou arrangements were just fellow geeks, not worshipful fans. Since the Touhou fandom blew up, he had avoided commenting on fan works. If anyone ask him about fan music, he would normally respond with "my own composition is better". Yet the contest had him actually appraising (http://news.9129suppon.com/archives/1053777196.html) these arrangements.


Oh by the way, this is how Sega wants to sell their CD. These are not Touhou characters, they are mascots for the arcade game CHUNITHM in cosplay. We have a most curious Sega vs. Nintendo battle at Reitaisai 13.
(http://ww2.sinaimg.cn/mw690/be8f9ff3gw1f2ipkwvcuhj20k80sgqae.jpg)
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Post by: Tiamat on April 26, 2016, 04:00:44 pm
Wow.  Er, those sega mascots don't normally dress like that and instead are cosplaying, right?  ...I hope  :blush:

Edit:  Ah, yea, it's cosplay.
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Post by: HalfGrand on April 26, 2016, 04:48:49 pm
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Oh by the way, this is how Sega wants to sell their CD.

Wait, so is Sega trying to make a deal with Zun to sell a different CD or distribute the one that is already going to be distributed by Nintendo?

Sega better not get any rights to do anything Touhou. I mean, they are using the Touhou license in that poster to blatantly market their OWN creations using Touhou as a cosplay for their characters. Disgraceful!

Not to mention that Sega can't even get their own mascot, Sonic, right. Never forgot Sonic 06/Sonic Boom!
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Post by: CyberAngel on April 26, 2016, 04:49:56 pm
Wow. Even the gaming megacorps want a piece of Touhou? If this isn't a sign that it's the best series ever then I don't know what is.
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Post by: HalfGrand on April 26, 2016, 05:02:55 pm
We don't require mega corps™ wanting to get their greedy, grubby hands on our Touhou to know that it's the best series ever.  :D

InB4 multi million dollar buyout.  :ohdear:

Also, I just checked out CHUNITHM on Youtube and it looks to me like the biggest ripoff ever of guitar hero. Do you use fingers to drum the screen or something? It's hard to tell through a Youtube video that only shows playthroughs of songs. Still, looks lazy and I don't trust Sega would do an adequate job representing Touhou with whatever they do with it!
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Post by: Tiamat on April 26, 2016, 06:51:48 pm
Leave it to the mega corps™ to pander to the lowest denominator and give their Eirin cosplayer a boob window.  Even the girl wearing the costume seems upset about it.
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Post by: Tengukami on April 26, 2016, 07:08:16 pm
Also some weird pantsu action going on in that flyer.

Christ.
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Post by: cuc on April 27, 2016, 01:39:20 am
This joke is pretty decent.

(http://ww1.sinaimg.cn/mw690/c830572cjw1f3azw2jnsdj20go0cign3.jpg)
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ZUN: (https://twitter.com/korindo/status/724986404925640705) Thank you for watching. My thanks to Suppon, no, Nippon Broadcast for allowing us to wantonly drink, no, broadcast whatever we wanted. I'm in my no-no phase.
First of all, the show's name 9129 Suppon Broadcasting is a parody of 1242 Nippon Broadcasting (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nippon_Broadcasting_System), one of Japan's major radio stations.

"No-no phase" イヤイヤ期 iya-iya ki refers to children's so-called "first rebellious phase" from age 2 to 4.

Also, this being a Nintendo programme, they were actually drinking barley tea from beer bottles throughout.
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Post by: Spotty Len on April 27, 2016, 06:01:02 am
Also, this being a Nintendo programme, they were actually drinking barley tea from beer bottles throughout.
Woah woah woah, are they trying to poison ZUN? Give the man some alcohol!
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Post by: N-Forza on April 27, 2016, 02:16:55 pm
While I don't approve of what's Sega's done with that Irodorimidori promo in the least, Touhou characters and songs in music games is certainly not new. Pretty much every major game company with a rhythm game has Touhou in it:
Konami's Bemani series (with Sound Voltex first having licensed and original Touhou remixes as well as avatars, leading up to a full-blown crossover album where Konami artists did their own Touhou arrangements: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4R9GeRrYRY )
Namco's Taiko Drum Master (no one cares about Synchronica)
Taito's Music Gun Gun and later Groove Coaster (where Zun's namesake ZUNTATA even did a few rearrangements)
Sega's Maimai and Chunithm (which is more of a piano-style game and it's way more fun that you'd think just watching it. And the charts are actually really clever, as this shows: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZVnmTkCOxw )
AndaMiro's Pump It Up.

Reimu and Yuyuko are even characters in Square-Enix's MOBA-style crossover-fest card battle game Lord of Vermilion, but that was because Zun had a friend working there.

(Also, a Nintendo vs. Sega battle in itself hasn't been that big of a deal even since the Mario & Sonic at the Olympics series, but admittedly them both being at Reitaisai is new)

So yeah, point being (besides the fact that Chunithm is amazing if you ignore the terrible moe high school idol/band whatever) is that Touhou's been in the mainstream for a good while now.
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Post by: HalfGrand on April 28, 2016, 05:09:57 pm
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Also, a Nintendo vs. Sega battle in itself hasn't been that big of a deal even since the Mario & Sonic at the Olympics series, but admittedly them both being at Reitaisai is new

I know, that crap is soooo late 90's!

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Also, this being a Nintendo programme, they were actually drinking barley tea from beer bottles throughout.

Do you think Nintendo reps told them "no alcohol on the stream" or was it just a joke that Nintendo seems to have some aversion to alcohol in their games due to their "kid friendly" image?

Memories are coming back to me of when Nintendo censored the blood in Mortal Kombat with sweat drops. Nintendo and censorship, am I right?  :V

As much as I don't trust Sega with any hand in anything Touhou related, I am also uneasy with Nintendo having any hand in it as well. Considering the crap they have been up to lately.

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Woah woah woah, are they trying to poison ZUN? Give the man some alcohol!

InB4 mega corps™ buys out ZUN with a lifetime supply of beer! (but nothing too premium of course, their too cheap to do that)  :V
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Post by: Delfigamer on April 28, 2016, 05:27:59 pm
But was it really barley tea?
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Post by: Spotty Len on April 28, 2016, 06:11:32 pm
Memories are coming back to me of when Nintendo censored the blood in Mortal Kombat with sweat drops. Nintendo and censorship, am I right?  :V
Memories? Nintendo censorship happened very recently and keeps happening.

I wouldn't worry though, it's not like they were going to write a story, they're just using songs.

But was it really barley tea?
At this point, I suspect ZUN to be able to turn any beverage into alcohol when drinking it.
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Post by: HalfGrand on April 28, 2016, 08:00:39 pm
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Memories? Nintendo censorship happened very recently and keeps happening.

Your right, I mentioned Mortal Kombat because that was probably one of the most famous examples of Nintendo's censorship that pissed off alot of people. I mean, Nintendo has done alot worse since like trying to get a cut of any youtube video's profits that show footage of their games... real underhanded.

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I wouldn't worry though, it's not like they were going to write a story, they're just using songs.

... FOR NOW!  :derp:

If Nintendo were to buy out ZUN, then you can kiss your favorite characters drinking alcohol at flower viewing parties goodbye... Nintendo will make them drink cherry blossom tea instead.  :munch:
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Post by: Pywackett-Barchetta on April 28, 2016, 11:17:40 pm
Licensing a soundtrack to a publisher is nowhere near being bought out. By that logic, music history would've been changed forever when Harmonix bought The Beatles for a video game. Besides, Touhou stuff has been licensed to like eight other arcade games by now, mostly of the rhythm variety. Team Shanghai Alice controls the license and doesn't give up the entire series just when giving the rights to a few songs.

EDIT: Also, I'm pretty dang hyped for September Pumpkin, because despite my "eh" feelings towards the LoLK soundtrack, I did love that one.
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Post by: N-Forza on April 29, 2016, 02:00:40 am
And pretty much every case of "censorship" has been on the US side of Nintendo, which had nothing to do with this Band Brothers thing.
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Post by: game2011 on April 29, 2016, 03:35:51 am
If Nintendo were to buy out ZUN, then you can kiss your favorite characters drinking alcohol at flower viewing parties goodbye... Nintendo will make them drink cherry blossom tea instead.  :munch:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNZfd3JDFOA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VjWfW6XCNM
https://youtu.be/qRV22eh4LBE?t=34s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdIMBJnahUk

Nintendo of Japan cares less about censorship.
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Post by: Kafuu on April 30, 2016, 06:13:22 am
Has someone recorded yesterday's nikenme radio?
It seems like ZUN played some samples of DLFR
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Post by: Chefir on May 02, 2016, 08:38:47 am
Can't wait for Schrödinger's Bakeneko, would mash-up it with Chen's theme.
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Post by: HalfGrand on May 02, 2016, 08:55:09 pm
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Can't wait for Schrödinger's Bakeneko, would mash-up it with Chen's theme.

It's a 50/50 chance when it gets released that it will take on a life of its own or be dead on arrival.  :V
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Post by: appleDoom on May 05, 2016, 09:06:07 pm
It's a 50/50 chance when it gets released that it will take on a life of its own or be dead on arrival.  :V

Or it just never gets released and we won't ever be able to know if it's good or bad.

Edit: What am I saying? This is ZUN we're talking about, of course it's going to be good.
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Post by: ☆ Kana ☆ on May 08, 2016, 12:58:22 am
Ooooh, this new CD's release is gonna be super soon, isn't it? Hype be gotten!  :D

I personally have the feeling that "Beyond Planck in an Instant" and "Schrödinger's Bakeneko" will be new leitmotifs for Renko and Merry, respectively. They're even right next to each other on the track list!  :3

Has someone recorded yesterday's nikenme radio?
It seems like ZUN played some samples of DLFR

http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm28755496
^found one~
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Post by: cuc on May 08, 2016, 02:38:44 am
Re: Nintendo forbids drinking: In the recent two decades Japan has moved toward not depicting drinking in children's programmes. A Nintendo official stream is obviously meant to be a family-friendly.


Fresh from Reitaisai:

Flyer from ZUN:
Front: Touhou Gairai Ihen Vol. 2, coming June 30
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ch5c4lnVAAAytYF.jpg)

Back: Genji Asai's artbook, coming this summer
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ch5dTYGUoAAzrgx.jpg)

(Source: 1 (https://twitter.com/maisan_t/status/729122338680098817) 2 (https://twitter.com/maisan_t/status/729122785436434433))


(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ch5gtpFUgAED3yq.jpg)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ch5fhRKVAAAoEOg.jpg)
(Source: 1 (http://blog.livedoor.jp/tohomemory/archives/47512561.html) 2 (https://twitter.com/3_mnt/status)/729125218539577346))


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——限りなく小さいあの世には妖怪が棲んでいた
そんな書き出しで始まる同人誌を二人が作る

上海アリス幻樂団が奏でる、不思議と癖になる音樂第八弾

— The youkai once dwelled in another, infinitely small world
With this line, opens the fanzine they have made

Volume Eight of the Mysterious and Idiosyncratic Music from Shanghai Alice Fantasy Ensemble
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Post by: ☆ Kana ☆ on May 08, 2016, 03:24:54 am
Calling it now, Renko and Merry's fanzine is literally gonna be called "Dr. Latency's Freak Report", or something like that.  :V
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Post by: monhan on May 08, 2016, 04:29:12 am
"Let's make a doujin circle, Merry!"

And then Touhou was born.
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Post by: Drake on May 08, 2016, 08:54:49 am
Percussion reminds me of Double Spoiler. This is a good thing.
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Post by: game2011 on May 08, 2016, 10:40:54 am
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Re: Nintendo forbids drinking: In the recent two decades Japan has moved toward not depicting drinking in children's programmes. A Nintendo official stream is obviously meant to be a family-friendly.
Though it should be noted that Nintendo of Japan has, for the most part, no issues with legal aged characters drinking alcohol in their games, as evident of the videos I posted here a while back.

Feel like bringing it up again in case people jump to conclusions...
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Post by: Chronojet ⚙ Dragon on May 08, 2016, 07:58:36 pm
ZUN really tried to hide the really screechy guitars in Pure Furies didn't he. I can still hear them... THEY ARE THERE...
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Post by: MinakoHouraisan on May 08, 2016, 08:05:48 pm
I'm listening to some of the themes at the moment. They're quite nice.
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Post by: gilde on May 09, 2016, 02:45:23 am
I found booklet scans on futaba (here (https://futathlog.net/thread/6705432)) and transcribed + did initial translation of them on the wiki. Voila~ (http://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/Dr._Latency%27s_Freak_Report/Story)
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Post by: The ⑨th Zentillion on May 09, 2016, 03:41:43 am
Though it should be noted that Nintendo of Japan has, for the most part, no issues with legal aged characters drinking alcohol in their games, as evident of the videos I posted a while back here.

Well, TV and video games ARE different types of media, they'd have somewhat different rules, really.
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Post by: not ZUNs wife on May 09, 2016, 01:45:30 pm
Beyond Planck in an Instant is a perfect marriage of Touhou and scifi. It gives me some wild images about visionaries designing the future in a timelapse spanning centuries. Worth getting the album for this track alone.

Pacing-wise, the first track sets you off on the right foot, and the last three tracks are an excellent climax.
The album is really consistent in style, something that's always been ZUN's strong point. You can definitely date this as "2016-sounding" Touhou music. I mean besides the prominence of synth sounds, there's something different about the overall mixing too. It's all noticeably more... fluid than before.

Warmly waiting for the story translation.
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Post by: Serela on May 09, 2016, 01:48:49 pm
Warmly waiting for the story translation.
Actually, it's already up on the wiki! http://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/Dr._Latency's_Freak_Report/Story
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Post by: TresserT on May 09, 2016, 02:53:19 pm
I found booklet scans on futaba (here (https://futathlog.net/thread/6705432)) and transcribed + did initial translation of them on the wiki. Voila~ (http://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/Dr._Latency%27s_Freak_Report/Story)
Thank you Gilde ;w;

This is definitely an interesting story. Even though it isn't as action packed as some of the previous ones, it gives a lot of insight into the nature of boundaries, youkai, and alternate dimensions like Gensokyo. We can also see Merry getting a better grip on her abilities, and slowy getting closer and closer to becoming....?

This is super exciting >w<

I don't really understand what they mean when they're talking about youkai existing as different types of particles though. Could someone give their intrepertation of it?

I hope ZUN pulls a Trojan Green Asteroid/Neotraditionalism and releases something else this summer. I'm excited to see where things go with the sealing club now.

As for the music, I'm not fond of the remixed tracks, but the new ones are greaaaaaaaat. Especially Membrane Wall of Taboo. I like Schroedinger's bake-neko, but I think I like Membrane Wall best. The style of this cd doesn't appeal to my tastes, but I think it'll grow on me.
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Post by: Serela on May 09, 2016, 06:39:51 pm
I don't really understand what they mean when they're talking about youkai existing as different types of particles though. Could someone give their intrepertation of it?
The simplest way to think about it is "They're not exactly flesh and blood". Youkai are more of a spiritual thing, so it makes sense that, scientifically, they're made of something... somewhat different than, say, a human or a squirrel. It's been said in ZUN's works that, for example, they're extremely resistant physically, but weak to spiritual attacks; this is because their existence isn't explicitly tied to having a living body like a person, where if our bodily functions are messed with we'll die.

So Merry/Renko are making a scientific justification for youkai existing. Hi, Yumemi!
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Post by: Leon゠Helsing on May 10, 2016, 04:43:07 pm
Anyone else think Dr. Latency's Sleepless Eyes could probably work as Renko's boss theme? :V
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Post by: Quwanti on May 16, 2016, 09:40:47 pm
Only slightly related but still kinda interesting, a circle managed to write a last-minute fanbook (https://www.melonbooks.co.jp/detail/detail.php?product_id=164680) about the cd and released on the same event.
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Post by: XvSpitFirevX on May 30, 2016, 06:46:55 pm
I really like the new songs. The remakes are, meh to me.
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Post by: Plubio on August 06, 2016, 06:28:13 pm
Kinda late but I just noticed that if you invert 燕石 (Swallowstone) into 石燕 you get "Sekien (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toriyama_Sekien)".
It could be only a coincidence, but considering things, I'd say this is not only a pun, but I can't really tell. Wondering if someone has noticed it already but decided to discard it.